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The primary way to reduce your heart rate is to reduce the pace. The other way is to improve the technique, which will increase the efficiency, however this is not easy and the result is not likely to be dramatic. I am convinced your problem is different, though. Recommendations for running heart rate zones are often misleading for a particular individual, ...


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Some guys at Stanford did some actual experiments on this :) Got people to do various forms of exercise, such as sitting, running, and cycling. They measured the oxygen and carbon dioxide in breath, strong proxies for the actual underlying metabolic rate; whilst also measuring heart rate using one of five consumer wrist devices. They then ran a whole bunch ...


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Heart rate monitors can be broadly classified into thee groups based on how they communicate with the fitness equipment. They are - Bluetooth - Most latest HRMs these days use bluetooth to communicate with the fitness devices, including fitness watching and gym equipment. If you use the latest models, it is very likely that they use bluetooth. One extra ...


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Short answer: NO If you think critically about the activities you perform during weightlifting, and the activities that the fitbit tracks, you'll understand why. Let's dig in a little deeper: Fitbit tracks steps taken (i.e. pedometer) It estimates calories burned probably by the cadence of those steps and the total number taken It does not track heart ...


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While I don’t have a specific answer for marathon running, I can relate it to a somewhat similar requirement. I feel the methodology utilized would share some of the same characteristics. As a competitive rower, I am faced with racing long distances in a “Head” style race. The typical distance is 3.2 miles (~5000 meters). Granted, this is not a marathon ...


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According to this article: heart-rate recovery is defined as the decrease in person's heart rate, measured 1 minute after peak exercise with "peak exercise" described as being as strenuous as possible, possibly even larger than the theoretical maximum heart rate (220 - age). The article also defines a certain cut-off point: recovery rate of less than ...


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Reading heart rates accurately can be a tricky thing. The bands and watches use a little bright light that flashes really fast to read blood density changes in the veins of the arm and wrist. Chest straps read electrical signals in the chest. Chest straps tend to be more accurate than light sensors. Light sensors (I've found) tend to lose a lot of accuracy ...


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The standard protocol for networked fitness devices is is ANT, with ANT+ typically implemented for interoperability. The standard for heart rate devices is to send full pages of compiled data from the device. Thus, it is extremely likely that both the treadmill and your watch are receiving the same data from your monitor. Unless they are changing that data (...


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I'm sorry but I don't see being able to calculate without the vo2 max or at least the persons resting heart rate. I use my bmr + (average heart rate - resting heart rate)*6 and it comes out very close to my calorie burn for the day. The 6 is just a variable that works for my body and could just as easily be a 5 for a overweight female or a 7 for a male ...


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By conditioning I assume that you are talking about VO2 max which is approximated nicely by the Cooper test. Interval training is the best way to increase your Cooper score. Here is my heart rate as a function of time from an interval training session I did: The software that comes with my pulse watch (Polar) classifies this as interval training and states ...


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You might be able to calibrate it using a rowing machine, which I assume calculates calories based on force x distance, and/or treadmills which you can set at different gradients to separate out the assumptions about how much you expend running from the part due to gain in height (gain in height x your weight = energy used).


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I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve. If your doctor tells you (as mine did me) that you need an HRM, that means, Doc is concerned, you should be too, and so, accuracy is extremely important. However, if you are casually measuring HR and accuracy isn't important, or, you have other means to account for accuracy of a particular device, or, ...


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One option is the Garmin Vivosmart. It is a regular activity tracker, that you wear on your wrist, and counts steps when walking or running. For cycling, it can connect to an ANT+ bicycle speed sensor. So if you have one of these fitted on your bike, the Vivosmart can tell you speed and distance cycled. See this article from DC Rainmaker, which has some ...


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I personally recommend using the TIMEX RUNKEEPER 1.0 (NOT THE 2.0). Among other things, this watch allows one to: Select an activity (walking, running, cycling, . . . many others). Monitor and record heart rate using a ANT+ HR monitor. Record GPS data. Display speed, pace, distance, and other related metrics. Easily download data to training peaks. The ...


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There are times when your heart rate monitor will not measure the correct rate. For example if you chest is too dry or two wet or it is moving around and you loose connection. My Garmin HR monitor will often read my initial heart rate at 225 bpm for the first couple of minutes. I know my HR is not that high. (Actually physically counted it once when it read ...


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While I'm not as familiar with how Crossfit classes are structured, I am familiar with using a heart rate monitor for barbell training. I used to use it to time when I should start the next set so that I could keep the training pretty dense, but be relatively assured that I would hit the required reps. I'm getting back to using it to time when to do the ...


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There is relatively new technology, which others have linked to, called optical heart rate monitoring. Examples of products that use it include: Mio Link TomTom Cardio Runner and others And a few others. Based on the customer reviews from the early adopters of these devices, and the product testing that the device manufacturers say about the limitations ...


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Most gym equipment used the old 5 (more exactly 5.3) khz am transmitter like an uncoded Polar t31 or lots of monitors available on ebay for about 13-23 bucks. those transmitter have a range of about 3 feet and require no pairing so for a gym environment they are still appropriate technology. Bluetooth, ANT, ect would either require pairing or run into ...


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Don't discount outside interference. I wear a Polar heart rate monitor and it sometimes has problems when someone with an electronic device comes close to it. It's anecdotal evidence, but, when dealing with devices that are not hard wired, I think it's plausible.


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Heart rate monitors are pretty new to the world of running. People have been running without them for decades, even hundreds of years (although the first person to run a marathon died, but that's only a legend.... maybe). They did this by, as you stated, listening to their body. You know the distance that you need to run, and you know that you can make that ...


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If you really want to get better, you need a lot more consistency than what you have outlined in your post. Endurance running improvements (For the most part) are simply a matter of putting in the miles, day after day. Doesn't have to be astounding mileage, but just more of the same rather than huge bursts every now and again. You don't even necessarily ...


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Our perception of physical exertion can be very subjective, based heavily upon our proficiency in a given exercise, as well as other factors such as fatigue, mood, and anxiety. If we are regular runners but only occasional hikers, for example, our threshold training runs may feel quite comfortable compared with hikes that, despite not elevating our heart ...


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Fitness trackers use a technology called Photoplethysmogram to record heart rate which basically flashes a green light on your skin and it reads how much light reflects back. The volume of blood under the skin goes up and down with each pulse, so the device can read these changes and determine heart rate. Accuracy of these devices fluctuates depending on ...


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I would argue that the first 10 minutes are likely erroneous readings - it is not really conceivable for your heart rate to shoot up by 40bpm for no increase in effort after 10 minutes. The steady increase in heart rate after this point is characteristic of cardiac drift - the increase in effort for maintained pace. How do you measure your heart rate? Using ...


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I would say : Listen to your body and track your progression rather than blindly following prescription such as "don't train too much in zone 5" First, you may not actually be in your zone 5. Your monitor could not be 100% accurate. Did you perform an actual lab test to determine your zones ? Second, if your body and mind both recover well from such ...


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It means that, for example: If resting heart rate is 50bpm and VO2 Max HR is 200 bpm (easy numbers), then your 'working heart rate' for the majority of your speed work should be 90% of your VO2 HRMax, (90% of 200 = 180 bpm). Working heart rate is your average heart rate during the exercise. If you have a watch-style monitor readout then if you checked it ...


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Its main feature is that it measures your heart rate and can use it to calculate calories burnt over any exercise. It's not as good as using a heart rate monitor strap because it measures at the wrist. Apart from that, it seems like a pretty good fitness watch.


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Just make sure the entire rubber area is moist enough right before you put the strap on. It should work immediately.


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You probably want a Fitbit. For more information on the specific product offerings (for trackers with a heart rate monitor): https://www.fitbit.com/uk/purepulse I have had a fitbit before and I would wear one again. The app is very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Only downside is that you might be slightly off with your heart rate monitoring ...


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In this article, I've found this protocol: Warm up thoroughly. I suggest spending about 5 minutes until you break a light sweat. Run or Bike for 4 minutes. You should be too out of breath to talk. Active rest - walking or easy cycling for 3 minutes. Run or Bike for 4 minutes. You should be too out of breath to talk. Active rest - walking or easy cycling ...


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